[clug] Software Freedom Day 2008 and install fest

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Wed Jun 18 09:44:20 GMT 2008

Hi Paul

Do you have a date for this at this stage???

Happy to help in anyway that I can providing the date doesn't conflict 
with pre-ordained events

If you are able to provide a date and I'm in town, I'll sign myself up


Ian Bardsley

Paul Wayper wrote:
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> Hi everyone,
> Preparations for Software Freedom Day 2008 are under way, and the plan 
> is to
> go with the tried and true formula from previous years.  We will be 
> running a
> stand at the Computer Fair at the Bus Depot Markets (or wherever it is),
> demonstrating machines running Linux and giving away CDs of FOSS.  
> I've put in
> a grant proposal to Linux Australia to get CDs professionally printed 
> at a
> fraction of the cost that the CD-Rs cost last time, so we should be 
> able to
> give away something that looks really good.  We'll also have a 
> donations box
> for people to pay something back for the cost of the CD.
> If you're interested in this, please go and add your name to the page at
> http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams/Canberra so I know how many people 
> are
> coming.  If you can't or don't want to do that, email me and I'll put 
> your
> name down, or note it separately so that I can work out numbers.
> I'd also like to run an install-fest the week after SFD to help anyone
> interested get Linux and FOSS installed and working on their 
> computer.  The
> plan would be to have a set of CDs, install media for various distros, a
> server to serve NFS images and other useful goodies, and tea and 
> coffee and
> maybe some snacks.  There'd be tables and power distributed around the 
> room
> and, as people came in, they'd be given a name label and guided to a 
> table to
> set up.  The helpers ("installers", maybe?) would have name badges so 
> it would
> be easy for instalees to direct questions to the right people.
> How does this all sound?  Any further ideas or suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
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